Friday, 1st July 2016 @ 08:55
Harlequins is excited to reveal today (Friday 1st July) the club’s new home and away playing kit for their historic 150th season.
The kit, which is available for pre-sale now and in store from Friday 8th July, has been designed and produced by the world’s leading sports brand and one of Harlequins’ Principal Partners, adidas.
For such a momentous anniversary a retro-feel was always on the agenda but rather than re-creating the first ever Harlequins jersey from 1866, Harlequins and adidas decided to create a jersey that celebrates the entire 150 year heritage; taking inspiration from the many iconic shirts of the past century and a half.
Every aspect of the jersey has been taken from a period in the Club’s rich history, from the white collar of 1866 through to the historic stitching across the front of the shirt and the white shorts.
The colours for the 150th Home shirt are drawn directly from an early team photo. The original image plucked from the archives was run through advanced computer imaging software to convert the black and white photo into full colour. It is these tones that will be prominent on the 150th anniversary jersey, providing an authentic nod to the history of the Club.
To celebrate the Club’s sesquicentennial year, a new crest was also created.
The crest drew inspiration from artefacts around Harlequin’s home ground, the Twickenham Stoop. The heraldic shape to the crest is found throughout the Harlequins’ past, from the honours cap to the Captains board. While the gold tinge celebrates the successes of the club and echoes the tonal hues of the shirt.
While the home shirt recognises the evolution of the iconic quarters design over the years the away kit represents Harlequins as the modern club aiming to connect Harlequins’ past, present and future in a unique year.
The home and away range can be pre-ordered by clicking here and will be available in store from Friday 8th July.
Priced at £58.99, 2016/17 Harlequins Members have access to a 10% discount until Sunday 31st July; a unique code will be emailed this morning to new and renewed Members which can be entered at the online checkout.
Please Note: If you have not received your code by Saturday 2nd July, or for those Members with multiple memberships sharing one email address, you can claim your unique discount code by emailing us here with your name and Supporter Number.